Turning Stormy in the Northwest

An active fall storm pattern developing in the Pacific Northwest this week will bring areas of heavy rain and high elevation snow. Northern California will benefit from rainfall this week that will aid firefighters given the recent large wildfires.
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Last Update: 259 PM PDT Wed Oct 18 2017

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Medford, OR Local Forecast Office

41NM WNW Bandon OR

Marine Zone Forecast

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM PDT THIS EVENING THROUGH

Synopsis: South winds will increase today across the waters ahead of a strong cold front. Gales are expected from Cape Blanco northward tonight with warning level seas most other places. Long period and large northwest swells build into the waters late Thursday into Friday behind the front, creating very high and steep seas, and dangerous surf and bar conditions. Another round of potentially strong south winds arrives Friday night along a warm front.

Tonight
S wind 20 to 25 kt...rising to 30 kt in the late evening and overnight. Wind waves 5 to 8 ft...building to 7 to 10 ft after midnight. W swell 6 to 7 ft at 10 seconds...building to 9 to 10 ft at 10 seconds after midnight. Rain.
Thu
S wind 30 kt...veering to SW 20 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 8 to 11 ft. W swell 10 to 13 ft at 12 seconds... Building to 16 to 18 ft at 14 seconds in the afternoon. Rain.
Thu Night
W wind 20 to 25 kt. Wind waves 6 to 8 ft. Swell W 21 to 22 ft at 17 seconds. Showers and slight chance of tstms.
Fri
W wind 15 to 20 kt. Wind waves 6 to 7 ft. Swell W 19 to 20 ft. Showers.
Fri Night
SW wind 15 kt...becoming S 30 kt after midnight. Wind waves 4 ft...building to 6 to 7 ft after midnight. W swell 16 to 17 ft...subsiding to 14 ft after midnight. Showers.
Sat
S gales 35 kt...easing to 30 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 10 to 13 ft. Swell W 10 to 12 ft. Rain.
Sat Night
S wind 30 kt. Wind waves 8 to 11 ft. W swell 10 to 12 ft...building to 12 to 14 ft after midnight. Rain likely.
Sun
S wind 15 to 20 kt...veering to SW 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 9 ft...becoming 2 ft or less. W swell 12 to 14 ft.
Mon
SE wind 5 kt...backing to NE in the afternoon, then... Becoming N 15 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less...becoming 4 ft. Swell W 11 ft.
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Last Update: 259 PM PDT Wed Oct 18 2017
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